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Cost of Living in Dominican Republic

Cost of living in Dominican Republic is 34.89% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Dominican Republic is 73.67% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 350.00 RD$ 250.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,000.00 RD$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 350.00 RD$ 275.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 RD$ 80.00-152.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.00 RD$ 120.00-253.47
Cappuccino (regular) 78.94 RD$ 50.00-113.09
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 44.67 RD$ 30.00-65.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 23.12 RD$ 15.00-50.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 222.39 RD$ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 60.11 RD$ 39.69-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.88 RD$ 18.14-35.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 95.05 RD$ 60.00-139.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 136.56 RD$ 90.72-240.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 120.79 RD$ 68.04-170.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 161.17 RD$ 85.00-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 43.27 RD$ 22.68-65.00
Banana (1 lb) 19.13 RD$ 9.07-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 30.19 RD$ 13.61-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 23.31 RD$ 9.53-40.00
Potato (1 lb) 27.71 RD$ 15.88-40.00
Onion (1 lb) 28.35 RD$ 18.14-40.82
Lettuce (1 head) 49.77 RD$ 25.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.84 RD$ 25.00-100.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 374.50 RD$ 300.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 96.90 RD$ 80.00-125.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 149.33 RD$ 120.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 RD$ 120.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 RD$ 25.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 RD$ 900.00-2,173.91
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 RD$ 150.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 241.40 RD$ 200.00-289.68
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 250.00 RD$ 150.00-400.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 232.02 RD$ 215.00-252.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,233,674.21 RD$ 800,000.00-1,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,296,415.05 RD$ 810,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,307.01 RD$ 1,521.05-5,409.09
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.67 RD$ 5.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,767.94 RD$ 1,955.00-4,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,382.86 RD$ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 747.61 RD$ 500.00-1,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 RD$ 225.00-350.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 9,583.33 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 340,160.60 RD$ 135,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,659.83 RD$ 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,652.51 RD$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,331.54 RD$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,510.36 RD$ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,128.96 RD$ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,817.39 RD$ 5,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,055.20 RD$ 17,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,583.67 RD$ 10,000.00-27,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,923.09 RD$ 2,810.34-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,974.68 RD$ 1,672.24-6,178.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 17,069.23 RD$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.94 9.00-18.00

Prices in Dominican Republic

These data are based on 2166 entries in the past 18 months from 215 different contributors.
Last update: May 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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